It seems that one of our hospitals once again makes a grievous mistake and everyday New Zealanders pay the price for it:
Dr Roman Hasil botched eight of 32 32 tubal ligations (sterilisation procedures), resulting in six pregnancies.
In his report Commissioner Ron Paterson censures the doctor and the DHB for “serious failings in the care of women at the hospital.”
A new report blames the health board for not making background checks which would have revealed the Czech trained doctor had spent time in jail overseas before coming to New Zealand from Australia.
Really, I don’t believe further commentary is really required but it does make me wonder if we should be making a stronger attempt here in New Zealand to hold onto our own doctors that we train (many of whom disappear overseas immediately themselves due to better wages and working conditions).